Research Support at Linköping University Library (LiUB)

Are you a researcher or a research student at LiU? The Library has a range of services to offer you. You’re welcome to book a meeting, and of course visit our libraries in real life. Mail us at and we’ll respond as quickly as possible. 

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Access to scholarly publications. The Library offers a wide selection of scholarly publications, most of them through online access. Material that we don’t have access to we can usually provide as an interlibrary loan.

Structuring your search. We can help you improve your database searches and advice you when you are doing a literature review. Book an appointment online!

Reference management – we have the expertise. Book an introduction to reference management programs EndNote and Zotero.

Digital methods is our experimental activity where we support researchers who want to try  to  search and strucuture data. Keep your eyes open for activities in our digimakers! .

Publishing ethics. Avoid plagiarizing, learn how to manage copyright issues, Creative Commons licenses, and ethical issues related to publishing. Through the Library you have access to Similarity Check for plagiarism checking of scholarly texts.

Publish strategically. The publishing landscape is changing. We also have many publication deals covering all or part of the publication fee to make your article automatically  Open Access . We can also advice you on which journal to publish in and how to avoid publishing in predatory journals.

LiU E-Press, LiU’s own publisher, e-publish academic journals, conference proceedings, series and databases. If you want to start a journal with us, we offer professional support. If you are organizing a conference, we can help you publish your proceedings.

Disseminate your research! There are a number of things you can do to increase the visibility of your publications. We can help you to parallel publish in DiVA and to get started with important channels for disseminating research, such as Twitter, ResearchGate and Wikipedia.

Bibliometrics. We deliver bibliometric analyses of LiU departments and divisions on an annual basis. We can help you to understand how bibliometrics can be used in your work, for example when writing a research funding application.

Data management. We can offer support when you are about to write a data management plan, help you get started with our tool for data management plans  as well as help you publish your research data in DiVA.

Check out all our upcoming workshops in our calendar.

Some tips:

Your LiU-card is your library card. With your LiU-ID, you can place reservations and renew your loans online. Through our subscriptions, you have access to a large number of journals, books and databases, available via the web, either directly or through our Unisearch search service.

Our survival guide 2.0 can help you find material that is freely available online.

Follow our Social media accounts:
LinkedIn: Linköping University Library
X: @forskningsstod for researchers, Linköpings universitetsbibliotek
Facebook: Linköpings universitetsbibliotek

Self-service hours at the library! You are welcome to our libraries at self-service hours.

Written by  Johanna Nählinder, co-ordinator of research support LiUB